This is the liturgy we’re using during our Christmas Eve service at GCR this Friday when we light the final candle of the Advent wreath. The candlelight service begins at 4:00 Friday afternoon.
Today we light the center candle of Advent, the candle that symbolizes the coming into this world of Jesus Christ.
This candle is white, to represent purity and the light that now shines into the darkness.
Jesus is born. Jesus has come. Jesus is God with us.
Jesus is our eternal hope. Our surpassing peace. Our everlasting joy. And the unequaled source of all love.
Christ reigns at the center of God’s salvation history. And he reigns at the center of our redeemed lives and of this community of faith.